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Children’s HearingS in Scotland

NEW 3RD EDITION

Kenneth McK. Norrie

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Publishing September order your copy today

Children’s HearingS in Scotland Kenneth McK. Norrie This essential title has long been the most comprehensive examination of all the rules in primary and secondary legislation relating to children’s hearings. Now in its 3rd Edition it remains the go-to text for expert guidance on the rules for bringing a child to, and the legal procedure at, a children’s hearing. It also examines the powers of the hearing and the orders and warrants it can make over a child.

Children’s hearings are the largest quasi-judicial tribunals in Scotland which constitutes the main mechanism by which Scots law deals with children who are in need of care and protection and children who have committed a criminal offence. Governed until June 2013 by the Children (Scotland) Act 1995, the operation of children’s hearings since that date has been completely restructured by the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011, the new Rules of Procedure 2013 as well as other pieces of legislation (including amendments of the 2011 Act itself). The legislation and rules are complex, which makes this expert guide an essential tool for anybody working under them, allowing you to understand not only the system as it works now, but its evolution and its future. With both first hand practical insight and a lengthy and unparalleled academic insight, Professor Kenneth McK. Norrie has the expertise to provide knowledge and understanding to deal with the challenges which may face you daily.

The book is a step-by-step procedural guide to the entire system, from the bringing of the child to an initial hearing, through procedure at the hearing itself, to potential outcomes and appeals. Our expert author Professor Norrie deals in detail with the mechanisms for challenging grounds of referral before the sheriff, and with appeals to the sheriff, the sheriff principal and the Court of Session. Full account is also taken of the influence of the ECHR on the intepretation of the rules. Written in plain English, the book provides important guidance on new and crucial elements of the system, such as `deemed relevant person’, new grounds for referral, the new pre-hearing panel, the entirely new `section 126 hearings’, the new tests for excusing the child from attending, the enhanced role of safeguarders and the new rules on confidentiality. The combination of extensive coverage and academic insight alongside practical guidance on recognised situations ensures that this is the complete resource for legal practitioners, local authorities, children’s reporters and panel members.

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Contents: • Historical Introduction

5 reasons to buy this book:

• Personnel of the Children’s Hearing System

• It is the first comprehensive title available, including all the most up-to-date statutory amendments to the children’s hearings system (effective from 24th June 2013)

• Section 67 Grounds of Referral • Procedures before the Hearing • Pre-Hearing Panels • Attendance at and Privacy of Hearing • Grounds Hearings • Application to the Sheriff for Grounds Determination • Decision Making at the Hearing • Disposal of the Referral • Compulsory Supervision Orders • Advice and Remit Hearings • Review Hearings • Appeals • Emergency Protection of Children • Selected legislation

• Provides the full chest of knowledge required for solicitors, local authorities and all working within the children’s hearings system • Takes into account historical and philosophical perspective for a deeper understanding of where the system evolved from, and where it is going • Written by a respected expert with both first-hand insight and a deep academic understanding of the subject matter • Written in plain English to provide an easy understanding of complex issues, ensuring you can find the answers you need quickly and without fuss

Kenneth McK. Norrie is a Professor of Scots Law at the University of Strathclyde

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